As a design strategist my work is people-centred;
it supports and facilitates the development of honorable products and services that amplify the qualities of sustainability.
I run a location independent practice.
For a decade, I have worked with thought-leading organisations around the world and dynamic startups alike. My experience embeds a malleable worldview through design projects, across Europe, Africa, North America and Asia (aiming for all continents!). Solidified by rigour acquired through a PhD in design research.
Now collaborating with IDEO U San Francisco as assistant teacher on storytelling for innovation and leading for creativity. Launched Communication Assembly in various cities, a new design process that supports impact ventures to communicate their story. Created Design.Dharma, the unique conversation on design & the human spirit.
Previously, worked with the likes of Hyper Island, Green School Indonesia, Forum For the Future, Tate Modern UK, General Assembly & The Doi Tung Sustainable Development Project Thailand.
I'm a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.
Ambassador of Sandbox, resident of The Point People & mentor at Wedu South-East Asia.
I wrote my PhD thesis at Central Saint Martins London about "Design for Communication: a collaborative practice to amplify the qualities of sustainability". Now in the process of re-writing into a book for everyone to read.
Design is also about listening & sharing.
I often participate in panels and give talks about my practice to a variety of audiences - absolutely enjoy this!
If what I do resonates with your organisation or event - I would love to hear from you.
Themes include design research, sustainability, communications design, startups and social enterprises, the designer in the field around the world, and more inspirational concepts like design.dharma.
Talks I have delivered include the Royal Society of Arts and Creative Mornings London. Interviews shared on my work include R/GA Futures Publication, Design Indaba.
My speaking mentor is writer Sarah K Peck
and I am part of Women's Speaking Initiative by author Adam Smiley.
Teaching & Facilitating
I teach design processes at academic level
& to everyone who wants to learn
how design tools & methods can support creative ventures.
I hold a pedagogic teaching certificate up to Masters level from University of Arts London.
Learning & Development: client-focused
I facilitate masterclasses, workshops and design immersions.
All content and materials used is my own and designed within context of business challenges.
How might you benefit from a creative design session?
Let's create something for you.
IDEO U - Assistant Teacher - 2017
Edacy - Bootcamp in design thinking - 2017
Hyper Island - Supervisor Masters Digital Media Management - 2016
Green School Bali Indonesia - Service Design Methods - 2016
Visiting lecturer at California College of Arts - 2015
Visiting lecturer Pasadena Arts Center - 2015
Visiting lecturer Ansal University India - 2015
Speaker National Institute of Design Bangalore - 2014